Thank you for posting. I have much the same idea. And it's not
morbid, it's the realities. And it's a good a time as any to have
some fun right to the end.
I was at a furenal for my neighbour. Her casket had the look of
pressed paper/formed MDF/particleboard with a faux finish that was
badly layed on. It was less than impressive at the cost being
I wouldn't worry too much about the wood variaety or thickness - 3/4"
will be just fine. It'll be a damn sight stronger than 'store
bought'. Just make sure the bottom won't fall out.
I have plans somewhere to build myself a coffin table that will
convert to a real coffin (remove the legs), But I will down size it
for cremation ashes. A funeral home idea of "a container suitable for
creamation" is a cardboard box.
The only thing wrong with dying, is it's so hard to get up in the